Beach Bowl

Raiders ready to kick off year with Beach Bowl

Raiders ready to kick off year with Beach Bowl

There will be no district title on the line and an automatic berth to the playoffs won’t be hanging in the balance Friday night when Navarre and Gulf Breeze square off in the Beach Bowl at Bennett C. Russell Stadium. A week 10 game the past four seasons, with the last three featuring a showdown […]

Beach Bowl remains on Navarre’s football schedule

Beach Bowl remains on Navarre’s football schedule

Navarre and Gulf Breeze typically meet the second to last week of the football season. This fall, the Santa Rosa County rivals are set to battle in week one for the Beach Bowl Trophy. The Raiders have been moved up to 7A while the Dolphins are staying in the 6A classification. Both teams are in […]

Celebration time! Raiders win the Beach Bowl

Celebration time! Raiders win the Beach Bowl

Teammates tried to distract Chris Williams during a post game interview. Williams smiled and even a laughed a little. But he  never lost his focus. The same can be said about the Navarre Raiders in their 40-12 dismantling of Gulf Breeze  in the Beach Bowl Friday night. The Raiders dominated all three phases of the […]

Navarre, Gulf Breeze set to square off in rivalry game

Navarre, Gulf Breeze set to square off in rivalry game

Bring on the Beach Bowl. Navarre and Gulf Breeze play their rivalry game tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Bennett C. Russell Stadium. A lot is on the line. There’s the District 2-6A championship and automatic berth to the playoffs. There’s also bragging rights and a Beach Bowl trophy. This is 11th time the Raiders and […]

Beach Bowl up next for the Raiders

Beach Bowl up next for the Raiders

As the thrill of victory soaked in late Friday night, the Navarre players celebrating a 49-12 District 2-6A win over Milton inside the fieldhouse, the enjoyment was expected to carry on into the weekend, though the focus was on a huge game on the horizon. Gulf Breeze is next for the state-ranked Raiders. As expected […]

Carter accustomed to the running back life

Carter accustomed to the running back life

His dad, Tony, played running back and coaches the position at Navarre. His two brothers, Michael and Dwayne, rank one and two on the Raiders’ all-time rushing list. Being a running back is in Josh Carter’s DNA, although his reputation as a football star has been built on the strength of his stellar play on […]

Sweet revenge for Raiders in Beach Bowl

Sweet revenge for Raiders in Beach Bowl

Josh Carter held the Navarre flag in his hand, the same flag he had planted in the middle of Dolphin Stadium after the 10th-ranked Raiders held on for a riveting 29-23 win over rival Gulf Breeze Friday night in front of a standing-room only crowd. He was happy. So were his teammates. The fans were […]

It’s Beach Bowl time

It’s Beach Bowl time

It’s Beach Bowl time. Navarre and Gulf Breeze will play their annual rivalry game Friday night at Dolphin Stadium in Gulf Breeze. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. This will be the 10th meeting between the schools in which a trophy will be on the line. The Raiders have won eight of the nine meetings. […]

Taylor looking forward to one last Beach Bowl with his dad

Taylor looking forward to one last Beach Bowl with his dad

Navarre senior linebacker Cade Taylor has mixed emotions about his final Beach Bowl Friday night. “I’m sad because it’s the last one, but I’m also really excited about it. It’s a big game and I’m glad I get to be a part of it with my dad.” His dad is Greg Taylor, Navarre’s defensive coordinator, […]

Riding wave of momentum, Raiders set for rivalry showdown with Dolphins

Riding wave of momentum, Raiders set for rivalry showdown with Dolphins

Some teams wear down as a season rolls on. Navarre seems to keep getting better. Long hours in the unforgiving summer heat of Florida were spent building up strength and endurance, the Raiders pushing themselves to the point where their bodies might have been screaming for a break but their minds told them the great […]

Gulf Breeze in midst of storybook season under first-year head coach

Gulf Breeze in midst of storybook season under first-year head coach

One moment can change the course of a football team. Gulf Breeze head coach Bobby Clayton points to one in particular that helped set the stage for the storybook season the Dolphins have put together. It was during the spring game in May. Gulf Breeze turned the ball over deep in its own territory, putting […]

Navarre High School wins Beach Bowl food drive battle

Navarre High School wins Beach Bowl food drive battle

The Beach Bowl rivalry extends beyond the football fields and into the hallways of both Navarre and Gulf Breeze High Schools. As tradition would have it, the football players compete on the fields and the students compete with a food collection drive that benefits Caring and Sharing of South Santa Rosa County. Both schools had […]

Raiders playing Dolphins for bragging rights and district crown

Raiders playing Dolphins for bragging rights and district crown

Caine Adamson has split time at quarterback all season for the Navarre Raiders. With each passing week, the junior continues making strides. Adamson has shown he has the ability to throw the ball, completing 19 of his 35 passes for 250 yards and seven touchdowns, but he is a threat to run as well, picking […]

NHS food drive will help many

NHS food drive will help many

Whether it’s football or a food drive, Gulf Breeze High School is no match for the Raiders. Navarre High students collected 4,192 canned goods and nonperishable items compared to Gulf Breeze’s 2,554 during the fifth annual Caring and Sharing Beach Soup Bowl Cup food collection. Caring and Sharing awarded the traveling trophy to NHS principal […]

Raiders beat Gulf Breeze to win Beach Bowl

Navarre’s Luke Morton kicked a 33-yard field goal to give the Raiders’ a two-score lead with less than three-minutes to play and the Gill brothers, Christian and Nick, sacked and intercepted Gulf Breeze quarterback Slade Jarmon on the Dolphins’ ensuing drive Friday to save the Raiders’ 34-24 win. The victory was the Raiders’ seventh straight […]